Srey (pictured above) and her husband, Thon, live across the Mekong River about 17 kilometers from Phnom Penh. They have two sons and one daughter. The daughter is married and lives outside of the family home and other two attend school.
Srey sells beef, while her husband is a farmer and raises cows at home. Srey’s daughter, who is married, also sells beef. She buys beef from the slaughterhouse and transports it by bicycle to sell in the local market. She now wants to purchase a motorbike, but she does not have money. Hence Srey decided to request another loan in the mount of 1,000 USD to purchase a motorbike for her daughter to carry beef to market.
MAXIMA Microfinance Plc is a Cambodian microfinance institution founded in 2000 to help low-income rural and urban people and small- to medium-sized businesses (SMEs) access financial services. Sustainable access to credit helps to create jobs and enables business owners improve their living conditions, educate their children, provide health care to their families, and more. It also enables the rural poor to remain at home with their families, rather than moving to city centers in search of employment.